Megan Henderson tortured by six people in West Virgina for at least a week

torture03.jpgAccording to , six West Virginia residents have been charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a Charleston woman for at least a week.  20-year-old Megan Williams had stab wounds on her left leg and bruises around her eyes.

A WSAZ news report says that the 4'11" Williams was allegedly forced to eat rat and dog feces, as well as drink from the toilet.  The victim was repeatedly called a racial slur while her captors sexually abused, beat and stabbed her, her mother said.  Deputies also say the woman was doused with hot water while being sexually assaulted.

“I don’t understand a human being doing another human being the way they did my daughter,” Carmen Williams said Tuesday from her daughter’s room at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital. “I didn’t know there were people like that out here.”

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Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, were arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of the 20-year-old black woman.

The FBI is investigating the case as a possible hate crime.  Logan County sheriff's deputies investigating an anonymous tip discovered Megan Saturday at the Big Creek home of 49-year-old Frankie Brewster. 

According to the Associated Press, Brewster was released from prison in September 2000 after serving five years for voluntary manslaughter and wanton endangerment in the death of an 84-year-old woman, according to court records.

The press also reports that, one of those arrested, Karen Burton, is accused of cutting the woman's ankle with a knife. She used the N-word (nigger) in telling the woman she was victimized because she is black, according to the criminal complaint.

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Carmen Williams said doctors told her daughter she may be well enough to leave the hospital within a few days, although a nurse said the young woman's condition was listed as "under evaluation."

"I just want my daughter to be well and recover," Carmen Williams said. "I know the Lord can do anything."

God bless the Williams Family, our thoughts and prayers are with them.  We will watch to see what happens to the Big Creek Six.


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